Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sobriety Sunday

Let's talk about the holidays. They're hard, expectations are high, family issues are brought to the surface and it's just an all around stressful part of the year. Like I've said before, last year I was in such a funk that I swore I would not celebrate the holidays again. I got over it and came out with a whole new outlook. This year I decided that we would do exactly what we felt like. No commitments, no painful family obligations and no expectations. It worked - we had a great holiday. But it took 3 years in sobriety to get there...year 1, too wet brained to care, year 2 too depressed to function, year 3, BAM got it... IT ROCKED! See what I mean about holding on, it's worth it!

Now let's talk about New Year's. My first New Year's in sobriety sucked. I had plans with some other sober people and they never called. Being dissed in sobriety is painful. I laid on the couch feeling sorry for myself all night:( Then last year was a bit better. I was just coming out of my funk and went to a neighborhood party for a bit. This year I could care less what we do, really for me everyday is a New Year. And as for New Year's resolutions I've never stuck to a one. So this year I am not going to set myself up for disappointment. My New Year's resolution is...sometime this year I hope to start working-out.

What I really think we should celebrate is national "Thank God we made it through the Holidays Day." Who's in?


  1. I'm in :)

    Last year was my first New Year's sober and we went to a party and played Bunco. Some folks drank a little, some folks didn't At midnight they had both alcoholic and non champagne. No one noiced or cared {except me} what everyone else was drinking.

    And you know what? It was fun! Real live fun. Towards the end of the evening, once I realized I was having a blast sober it made me so very very happy.

    I'll write about this, too....

    Happy day to us all-------

  2. I'm in as well:)

    This will be my 1st New Years sober. Instead of going to a party w/our normal friends, we (my hubby & our boys) are heading to our condo down at the Lake of the Ozarks tomorrow a.m. and then throughout the next week we are venturing down to Branson for a few days and then to Eureka Springs for a few days - this way I'll celebrate with the fam & feel no pressure to drink or be around people drinking. Only sober for 12 days so far, so don't want to push myself w/the pressures of an alcoholfest on New Years Eve - I'll get their someday, but not this year. Will definitely try to get in on the chat tonite - may be a little late as I'm meeting w/my sponsor at 6 p.m. Kansas (central) time - talk to ya gals later!!! Annette